Staff Memo

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Some introductions and some requests for information

Hello everyone,

First, I truly hope that all of you are enjoying your summer, especially those of you who just finished working in summer camp and summer school. You deserve a break! It is not my intention to interrupt your vacay, so this will be very brief.

I would like to introduce you to the 3 new members of our faculty. I am very excited about each of them and the gifts and experience that they will bring to our school and our students. I know that you will all welcome them, make them feel comfortable and help them out in every way possible.

Christina Dixon: Christina will be teaching 3rd grade. I know that she and Eva will be a great team. She has most recently been teaching 4th Grade at Somerset Academy in Miramar and has many other varied experiences to share with her students.

William MacDonald: William will be teaching middle school math and science and will be the 7th grade homeroom teacher. He most recently taught at Doctor's Charter School. He was quite the hit when he was the guest teacher/presenter in summer school and summer camp.

Marilyn Davis: Marilyn will be teaching middle school Language Arts and will be the 8th grade homeroom teacher. She brings a wealth of experience with her and most recently was a teacher and Interim Principal at Championship Academy of Distinction High School, which is a charter school.

Changes in grade levels:

We have some teachers who are moving grade levels or subjects! I appreciate the fact that everyone is always willing to do what needs to be done and honor my decisions regarding what is best for our students. Thank you to everyone who is making a change.

Kirsten - she is moving to 1st grade

Jhody - she is moving to 4th grade to team-teach with Faith. She will be teaching 4th Grade ELA.

Miguel -he is moving to 5th grade to team-teach with Alicia. He will be teaching math, science and social students.

Alicia - She is remaining in 5th grade but will be teaching ELA.


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Important Dates to Know


Friday, August 9: New Teachers report

Monday, August 12: All staff report Meeting with light breakfast 9AM. I promise we will not keep you in a meeting all day.

Tuesday, August 13: Presentation for Nancy Larrson Science 1PM K5-5th grade.

Wednesday, August 14: Pride Night, all teachers and full time staff are required to participate. Take advantage of the extra help. Beginning at 5PM. Light supper provided.

2nd through 8th Grade: Thursday, August 15th Parents may come anytime between 5:30PM and 7:30PM. We will close promptly at 8PM. Light supper provided

PK through 1st Grade: Friday, August 16th. Same as above.

First Day of School:

Monday, August 19th School begins at 8:00AM

Early Release:

Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, August 20th

PK, K4 and K5 11:30AM 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 11:45AM 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Noon

There will likely be some type of Professional Development on Tuesday, August 20th beginning at 1:30PM.

Teacher/Staff Installation Service Sunday, August 25.

All full time staff are required to attend. All part-time staff are welcomed and encouraged to attend. 10:15AM. Church.